A abstraction of the raw, fundamental qualities of masonry.

 

June 2016 | by A.

We paid a visit to the newly commissioned Vitra Schaudepot by Basel based Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron at Weil am Rhein. The brick clad building houses a permanent exhibition of over 7000 pieces of furniture from the Vitra collection, as well as the collection from the estates of Verner Panton and Charles & Ray Eames. We enjoyed the gabled detailing of the brick work, as well as the contemporary approach towards the design of the facility. As a huge fan of chairs in particular, I was awed by the diverse collection such as the Red & Blue chair (1917) by Gerrit Rietveld and the Lockheed lounge (1988) by Marc Newson. Vitra provides visitors to the Schaudepot with a very useful wifi-based guide that is accessible via a mobile device, highlighting key information as well as details on each of the pieces in the collection. Do also check out the Depot Deli managed by Brot & Pfeffer, adjacent to the Schaudepot. It's a good spot to grab a bite or a refreshing beverage.

 

 

Situated beside Zaha Hadid's Fire Station at the Weil am Rhein

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the Schaudepot boasts one of the world’s largest permanent exhibitions and research facilities on modern furniture design.
 

Vitra Schaudepot

Charles-Eames-Strasse 2
D – 79576 Weil am Rhein
+49 (0)7621 702 3200
info@design-museum.de

Mon–Sun: 10am–6pm
24 December: 10am–2pm